Thursday August 30, 2012

Berkshire Museum will wrap up a successful year of being the first and only PechaKucha venue in the Berkshires with a Halloween-themed PechaKucha Night.

The fourth installment of this "20x20" event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. with presentations scheduled to start around 7:20 p.m.

This fourth outing of this popular worldwide event features a series of presentations, each consisting of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds, totaling six minutes, 40 seconds of talking time.

Berkshire Museum is calling out to all the creative in the Berkshires for an assortment of attention-grabbing presentation topics. The first three PechaKucha nights yielded presentations on Captain Ahab’s adventures, Pinterest-inspired literature, geek wisdom, design do’s and duds, and even a improv session.

For information on how to be a participant, email PechaKucha organizer Craig Langlois at clanglois@berkshiremuseum.org.

To kick off this year’s Halloween festivities, anyone who attends PKN wearing a costume will get in for free. Museum members also get in for free; general admission is $5.

Tickets are available in advance by calling (413) 443-7171, ext. 10, or by visiting the Museum.

During the event, there will be snacks, as well as free beer donated by Wandering Star Craft Brewery, but donations will be accepted and will go towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

PechaKucha, literally translated as "chit chat" or "blah blah" in Japanese, was created by Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as an opportunity for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.